Wausau Window and Wall Systems has acquired Custom Window Company, Inc., expanding the company’s product offering and U.S. geographic reach. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Photo courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems and J.R. Butler.
Photo courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems and J.R. Butler.

Wausau is one of the architectural businesses of Apogee Enterprises Inc., a public company that provides solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and framing art. The acquisition of Custom Window, an asset of Benchmark Sales Agency, Inc., further enhances Wausau’s customer relationships across the West with improved logistics and reduced freight costs, according to a joint release from the two companies.

“Wausau’s purchase of Custom Window supports Apogee’s strategy to grow our architectural framing systems segment through geographic expansion, new products and domestic acquisition. It presents an opportunity to better serve customers and prospects in the Western U.S. and the historical renovation market throughout the country,” says Apogee CEO Joseph F. Puishys.

Wausau president Jim Waldron agrees, saying “We look forward to adding Custom Window’s industry knowledge, unique product line and regional presence to Wausau’s breadth of quality products. All of Wausau’s product offering is supported with our high level of customer service, experienced engineering and design teams, dependable schedules, on-time shipping and industry-leading warranties.”

Privately-held, Custom Window was founded in Englewood, Colo. in 1981 and manufactures historically accurate, aluminum window products that account for annual revenues of approximately $10 million. The company has more than 100 employees.

Founded in 1956 in Wausau, Wis., Wausau Window and Wall Systems engineers and fabricates window and curtainwall systems for commercial buildings with a focus on the education, health care and government markets, including historic renovation applications, according to the release.
Custom Window’s product offering includes regionally-appropriate, projected windows for the competitive k-12 school market and low-rise office applications, patented, self-balancing double-hung windows designed for occupants to enjoy both large openings and easy operation and historically-accurate window systems with true divided lite muntins that address stringent aesthetic requirements for historic preservation projects.

Waldron says that he expects a smooth integration.

“We both manufacture high-quality products that blend aesthetics and performance for lasting value,” he says. “We invest in industry-leading best practices, improvements and innovations. We believe in maintaining close, collaborative relationships with architects, building owners and contractors. We honor our commitments to employees, suppliers and customers.”